JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - About 100 Hurricane Gustav evacuees remain
at the State Fairgrounds in a Red Cross shelter because they cannot
afford to get home.
Hinds County Chief Deputy Steve Pickett said the evacuees cannot
afford the gas money to get home or they don't have any rides. He
said they were not bused home because they did not arrive in
Jackson on buses.
The Sheriff's Department is seeking assistance from the public.
The Red Cross has said it will keep a shelter open at the Trade
Mart at the fairgrounds as long as people need it. The agency
cannot provide financial assistance to the evacuees.
Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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